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Funeral Attendants

Job Information

Perform variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.


  • Job opportunities should be good, particularly for those who also embalm.
  • Some mortuary science graduates relocate to get a job.
  • Funeral directors are licensed by the State in which they practice.
  • Funeral directors need the ability to communicate easily and compassionately and to comfort people in a time of sorrow.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $22,750/yr ($11.38/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma